8 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking Lemosho Route

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8 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking Lemosho Route

This long Affordable Kilimanjaro Trek Lemosho little-used route parallels the lower part of the Shira Route. Signature safari leads treks up the Lemosho Route. The Lemosho Route is an unspoiled, remote, little-used, and beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau. Above the plateau, you approach Kilimanjaro’s great western Breach, then follow the south circuit to reach the easier Barafu Route. This is one of the few routes where an armed ranger accompanies our groups, since there are still animals in the forest around the Lemosho Glades.

Detailed Itinerary

Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route 7 days

The first day Affordable Kilimanjaro Trek Lemosho ,Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, our transfer driver will be waiting for you. He will take you to the Tulia hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure. You might want to explore the town of Arusha (taxi required) or just relax at the lodge. In the evening you will be briefed by our team on site in preparation of the upcoming trekking tour. You will spend the night will do this briefing depend on your arrive time accommodation will be at . Karibu Heritage House

Accomodation: Chanya Lodge

We depart Arusha for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead. Upon arrival at trailhead, we begin hiking through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch and Dinner

Elevation: 7,742ft to 9,498ft

Distance: 6km / 4miles

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Forest

We continue on the trail leading out of the rain forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 Camp. Here we catch our first glimpse of Kibo across the plateau.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch and Dinner

Elevation: 9,498ft to 11,500ft

Distance:8km / 5miles

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Habitat: Heath

We explore the Shira Plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east on moorland meadows towards Shira 2 Camp. Then we divert from the main trail to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira Plateau is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

Meal Plan: Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch

Elevation: 11,500ft to 13,800ft

Distance: 11km / 7miles

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

Habitat: Heath

We begin the day climbing up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. We descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization.

Meal Plan: Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch

Elevation: 13,800ft to 15,190ft

Distance: 7km / 4miles

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. Then, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

Meal Plan: Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch

Elevation: 13,044ft to 13,106ft

Distance: 9km

Hiking Time: 8-10 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position.

Meal Plan: Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch

Elevation: 13,106ft to 1aa5,331ft

Distance: 4km / 2miles

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Arusha.

Meal plan: Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch

Elevation: 10,065ft to 5,380ft

Distance: 10km / 6miles

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

Accomodation: Tulia Boutique Hotel and Spa

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Arusha town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

*Safari, Zanzibar and other add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania.

Meal Plan: Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch

Elevation: 10,065ft to 5,380ft

Distance: 10km / 6miles

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

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